Thinking about branching out and starting your own consulting business? Here are a few things you should consider before pulling the trigger.Read More >
Not all ideas are successful in small business. At a certain point you might try launching a new product or service and it will flop. How can your small business recover from events like this?Read More >
Starting your own business is tough, no matter what industry you're in, but you might have a bit more luck in these specific industries. Here are a few hot sectors right now.Read More >
Every entrepreneur has had multiple ideas in their lifetime, often at the same time. How do you choose which is the right one for you? As an entrepreneur you may have many great ideas but you may not be sure which one is best-suited to base your startup upon and which will have the most financial success. Whether launching a product or service, the most vital factors that you should examine include demand, margins, finance and feasibility.Read More >
Location is a big deal for any business. How do you choose the right spot for you and your customers?
Trying your best to get it all done in eight hours but constantly find yourself pressed for time? As a small business owner, your time is precious and you need to prioritize your tasks so as to meet deadlines and grow your business. It is vital to saving time to accomplish tasks rapidly and successfully. Try these four key ideas to save time at the office.
When starting a new business venture it is important to determine not just your employees’ salaries, but also your own. After all, when you work for someone else, it is pretty easy; you earn the salary they determine for the work you do for them. However as your own boss, you need to earn enough that you can cover your personal bills but also have sufficient funds to input into your business and deal with any emergencies. Deciding how much income you should take versus what you need for the business can be a challenge. Although there are no hard and fast rules, certain guidelines can help. Here's how to figure out how to compensate yourself for your work.Read More >
If you don't have great brand recognition, your customers might confuse you with your competitors. Here's how to set yourself apart.Read More >
Customer service is the key to keeping customers and spreading positive word of mouth. Running a successful small business can be difficult at times. You often have to compete with large household-name companies that have a lot of funding so they may offer a wider selection of goods and/or services, more numerous locations, and lower prices. So why is it then that customers keep coming back to small businesses? In many cases, it is due to the excellent, personalized service. Here are some tips to ensure you maintain the best customer service.Read More >
It may not seem like a great idea to take away much needed time from work when you're starting a business, but helping charities in your local community (especially during the holidays) can boost employee morale and help your company's image. Here are the best ways to get your startup involved in local charities.